European lady

To go along with the recent post European CdV, here we have a European lady, photographed by Fr Poppr. Iggy figured out that Vinohrady Weinberge is likely one location in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The dress is quite pretty. I picture it in a wine colored wool with cream and yellow medallions. She is holding a fan, a rather common practice to give added interest to the photo.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. usermattw
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 11:15:55

    Like you, I was trying to imagine this one in color.

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  2. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 09:03:13

    Beautiful CdV, the dress is striking..yes wine colored but wool would not drape like that on the arms would it? None the less it is a wonderful photo:)

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    • Mrs Marvel
      Feb 12, 2012 @ 15:52:28

      A light weight wool would, but perhaps you are right and this may be silk taffeta or even at that time they had rayon, but I don’t know how common it was.

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  3. IntenseGuy
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 09:47:56

    Invented in 1884 in France, rayon was originally named artificial silk or wood silk, but the name rayon was created in 1924.

    Commercial prodcut of “rayon” started in 1891.

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